The Athanasakio Archaeological Museum
The most important museum in the region is The Athanassakeion Archaeological Museum, which is located in the city of Volos. The museum dates from 1909, when it was built with financial aid from Alexis Athanassaki, who was from the village of Portaria. The neoclassical style of the building makes it instantly stand out amongst the other more modern buildings in Volos.
The Museum houses a wonderful selection of interesting artifacts and various objects of antiquity. Visitors to the museum will also see a wonderful collection of findings from the Paleolithic and Neolithic period in the region. These collections emphasize the historical importance of Magnesia and Thessaly in the early years of civilization.
Some of the most important collections one can see in the museum include ...
- A collection of Neolithic figurines, clay models and vases
- Gold Jewellery
- Coins from both Thessaly as well as other parts of the ancient Greek world
Some of the most interesting and important items on display in the museum include ...
- Neolithis figurines from Thessaly, dating from 6500 - 4500 B.C.
- Mycenaean model of a chariot, dating from the 13th Centure B.C.
- A representation of a tomb from the Protogeometric period, dating from 1050 - 900 B.C.
- A gold necklace from ancient Pelinneon, dating from the 3rd - 3nd Century B.C.
The museum is situated at 1 Athanasaki Street in Volos. The telephone number for the museum is ( +30 ) 24210 25285. Opening hours for the museum are Tuesday-Sunday: 08.30-15.00. The museum is closed on Mondays.
Please contact the museum on the above telephone number to confirm that opening times if you are planning to visit, as they may be subject to change.
Location of the Archaeological Museum
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